Sunday 7th April 2019

Asics Greater Manchester Marathon

This is considered the flattest marathon route in the UK, starting on the A56 near the White City roundabout, just a short walk from the race village at Emirates Old Trafford. Andy Perkinson was first Harrier home in 3:23:56. He was followed by: Ian Bowles 3:24:13, Fiona Dickie 3:35:14, Vicky Miller 3:43:27, Jenny Harrison 3:44:59, Mercedes Martin-Nevado 3:51:58, Richard Butterfield 4:12:31 and Victoria Brides 4:21:38.

Main image: Left to right – Jenny Harrison, Mercedes Martin-Nevado & Vicky Miller at Manchester Marathon

Blubberhouses Moor 25

Another challenge event hosted by the LDWA. This was a 25 mile route around the reservoirs and moors near Blubberhouses & Bolton Abbey. Three Harriers took part. Neal Edmondson was first Harrier home in 3.32, followed by Garth De Roux 4.12 and James Mangeolles 6.32.

Wuthering Heights Wander

A beautiful, undulating route in the heart of Bronte Country, organised by the It’s Grim Up North Running team. Runners could pick their distance from 5 miles up to marathon. Harriers results were as follows:

15 miles

Theresa Duckett 2:40:56
Jill Hobson 2:40:56

10 miles

Jonathan Shaw 1:47:08

Baildon Boundary Way Half Marathon

This is Baildon’s own trail half marathon, encompassing some challenging terrain and is open to runners and walkers. Ruth Hodgson was first Harrier home in 2:07:08, followed by Steven Allen 2:09:39, Keith Park 2:11:43 and Jacqueline Stack 2:39:34. 387 finished.

Harriers at Baildon Boundary Way Half Marathon

Steven Allen at Baildon Boundary Way by Woodentops

Keith Park at Baildon Boundary Way by Woodentops